Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Brig. Gen. Henry W. Benham
15th New York (3 Companies)
Major Walter L. Cassin
50th New York
Col. William H. Pettes
United States Battalion
Capt. George H. Mendell
Engaged in arduous duties from June 13 to July 18 1863 bridging rivers and transporting pontoons to enable the Army to cross the Potomac River and its tributaries into Pennsylvania and to recross into Virginia.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.482′ N, 77° 13.978′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located east of the Pennsylvania Memorial in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Battalion of Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th and 50th New York Engineers (within 1st Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 500 feet away); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 4th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 2nd New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.